Archive for January, 2008

Campaign for Free Learning Materials Online

January 24, 2008

A coalition of educators, foundations, and internet pioneers urged governments and publishers to make publicly-funded educational materials available freely over the internet.

Read more: “Foundations Launch Campaign to Transform Education, Call for Free, Adaptable Learning Materials Online
Read also: “Teachers, Students, Web Gurus, and Foundations Launch Campaign to Transform Education, Call for Free, Adaptable Learning Materials Online

Free journal-ranking tool enters citation market

January 18, 2008

A new Internet database lets users generate on-the-fly citation statistics of published research papers for free. The tool also calculates papers’ impact factors using a new algorithm similar to PageRank, the algorithm Google uses to rank web pages. The open-access database is collaborating with data from Scopus (Elsevier).
Example: Journal of Marketing Research in SJR.
Compare: Eigenfactor and Journal Citation Report

Read more in Nature news.

Library EBIB closed on January 18 (afternoon)

January 5, 2008

The library will be closed on Friday, January 18 in the afternoon. The library is openĀ  in the morning from 9:00 till 13:00.